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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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My chlorine tablets say you can wait a few hours and they'll kill giardia, but they say chlorine tablets haven't been proven to kill crypto. I wonder if they are just playing it safe? F...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Purification Tablets
August 31, 2:03am

WTB: Ethanol
I'm looking to buy some ethanol for an alcohol stove. It seems you can only get methanol here in Canada. Someone wanna ship me a quart of it? I would prefer methylated spirits (denatured ethano...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Ethanol
August 31, 1:21am

It seems to me that you're only rarely going to be carrying a bear canister (if ever). If you are carrying a bear canister, it seems to make sense that you carry only one, not two, since they a...

In GEAR » advice on woman's UL packs
August 31, 12:01am

Is crypto a significant concern? My understanding is that tablets don't stop this.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Purification Tablets
August 30, 5:05pm

Are you sure a canister fits in a WOMENS Jam2? It sounds like you've only tried it in the mens version...which bigger (51L vs. 43L).

In GEAR » advice on woman's UL packs
August 30, 2:57pm

Ti Stakes
I picked up some Ti stakes on eBay. I got a 6 pack of those 6g titaniums shepards hook stakes for $9.99 Buy It Now plus $6 shipping to Canada. There's still another set on there if someone else...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
August 30, 1:42pm

Re: advice on woman's UL packs
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm looking to replace my wife's 3.75 lbs 40L MEC Pack before a weeklong hike that's coming up. I'm leaning towards the Jam. My understanding is ...

In GEAR » advice on woman's UL packs
August 30, 12:59pm

Ahh here we go: "Designed for women, the ultralight GoLite Jam pack lets her haul gear for multiday hikes, short winter trips and rock climbing without sacrificing comfort. The GoLite Ja...

In GEAR » Golite Jam2 Mens vs Womens
August 30, 12:51pm

I can't find where I read this, but I think the shoulder straps are more curved and closer together. The hipbelt might be different too....and the sterum strap????

In GEAR » Golite Jam2 Mens vs Womens
August 30, 12:50pm

Re: re : Things Noone Else Packs?
"Q: Your water tablets seem a bit heavy ... A: Thanks, I will check this, but I'm fairly certain of the weight. The weight includes the foil packaging. If there is a lighter option I want...

In Gear Lists » Things Noone Else Packs?
August 30, 10:31am

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I 4 stars because it's quality construction...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm